Your EO Cheat Sheet: Where to Apply Roll-Ons

by Bella Martinez April 26, 2019

Your EO Cheat Sheet: Where to Apply Roll-Ons

You come home from a long day of work to find a package waiting for you at your door. And not just any package — an Edens Garden package. Huzzah! Your new roll-ons have arrived, so you rip through the packaging in record time and uncover the gems within. At last, you hold the roll-ons in your hand and uncap them. But wait? Where should you apply them?

If you can relate, then look no further. We’ve broken down where to apply your roll-ons based on their uses, so you can rest assured you’re receiving maximum benefits.

Perfume: If you’re applying a roll-on simply because you love it and want to be surrounded by your favorite aromas, then apply it to your pulse points. The pulse points are warmer areas on your body. When oils are applied to pulse points, they are gently warmed, amplifying aromas, allowing you to enjoy your roll-ons to the fullest.

Physical ailments: When it comes to pain, inflammation and skin issues, roll-ons can be applied directly to the area of concern. For headaches, roll-ons are best applied to the temples and head; for digestion, apply to the stomach. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, as roll-ons are typically diluted higher for spot treatment. So no need douse the area of concern.

Repellent: Keep bugs at bay by applying your roll-on to pulse points and exposed areas. For example, if your limbs are exposed, apply the roll-on in a short line down your forearms and biceps as well as your shins and outer thighs. You will want to apply a moderate amount of oil.

Respiratory: For respiratory related ailments, it is best to inhale the oil directly. The best way to inhale oils directly is to apply the roll-on underneath your nose or to pulse points on or near the face (such as the neck and temples). You can also apply to the chest for coughs and infections.

Mental concerns: Emotional and sleep-related issues are often best complemented by essential oils when inhaled. As such, apply your roll-on to pulse points near or around your face.

Sickness and immunity: When it comes to sickness and immunity, you will want to absorb the oils as best you can. The skin is generally thinner around the pulse points, which allows for easier absorption. Again, this makes it the ideal area for application. This also means that the bottoms of your feet and palms would not be an ideal application area, as skin is thickest there.

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Connie Bird

February 7, 2022 at 9:11 am

Thank you for this blog so very helpful!

Edens Garden

December 27, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Hi Leslie! For emotional concerns, apply your roll-on to pulse points near or around your face.

Leslie Fink

December 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

for Anxiety Ease and Stress Relief Roll ons – where is the best place on my body for the roll on to be effective for stress and anxiety?

Edens Garden

August 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm

Hi Natalie! You can learn more about our stance on applying essential oils to the bottom of the feet here:


August 24, 2021 at 3:10 pm

So we don’t apply to the bottoms of feet? I’ve always heard and read that is the best place to apply.

Edens Garden

June 30, 2021 at 8:39 am

Hi Pei-an! Yes, Fatigue Fix can be applied to the temples.

Pei-an (Betty) Shih

June 30, 2021 at 8:25 am

Is your Fatigue Fix roll on made at 5% concentration? Is it safe to apply on the temples?

Edens Garden

June 21, 2021 at 8:57 am

Hi Lynn! Where you can smell them, so the clavicle, neck and temples are a good option. Anecdotal evidence suggests that applying to the bottom of the feet is a good location as well, when it comes to oils for sleep.


June 21, 2021 at 8:54 am

where do you apply the roll-ons made for sleep?

Edens Garden

June 7, 2021 at 8:29 am

Hi Jennifer! To fine lines, wrinkles and age spots on your face or body.


June 7, 2021 at 8:29 am

Where do you apply afe defy roll on?

Edens Garden

April 21, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Hi Vicki! Pulse points are the points on the body where you can feel your pulse, such as the wrists, neck, behind the elbows and knees.

Vicki Clem

April 21, 2021 at 4:11 pm

Where are your pulse points?

Edens Garden

January 18, 2021 at 9:49 am

Hi Sydney, our roll-ons have different dilution rates which you can find on their product pages in the description.


January 14, 2021 at 8:46 am

What is the dilution ratio for the roll ons?

Edens Garden

January 7, 2021 at 11:32 am

Hi Lesa! You can find more information on essential oils for viruses here:

Lesa DeBorde

January 7, 2021 at 10:54 am

My dad gets every virus that comes through. Would the Fighting Five roll on be a good choice for him?

Edens Garden

January 5, 2021 at 3:17 pm

Kathy, you can apply Head Ease as needed. Note, exceeding 7-10 times is generally unnecessary. You may also want to switch between blends every few months to prevent habituation.


January 5, 2021 at 3:07 pm

how often can I apply a roll on such as head ease?

Edens Garden

December 30, 2020 at 8:28 am

Willa, Fighting Five may be too intense for young children. With that said, you may want to try our immune-boosting Healthy Hero blend, made specifically with children’s safety in mind.

Willa Vire

December 30, 2020 at 8:15 am

Can you use fighting five on 2 year old and 4 year old children or should you use roll on or diffuse


September 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

This was so helpful, thank you for the great information. I’ve always wanted the kids to try the roll ons since they are allowing them to be used at school, but was actually not sure where & how to tell them to use them. I let my 10 year old read this, & he is now excited to get his roll ons. He will be 11 in a couple of months, and asked for the full set for his bay, lol! Yes… I’ve gotten him hooked on EO’s & his diffuser is the first thing he starts up in the mornings & when he gets home from school, & at night! I love that he has found natural ways to cope with all craziness since March & he’s been missing it while at school, now that they actually get to back to school. So thanks again for such an easy to follow guide for roll ons that even my 5th grader now feels confident that he can use on his own at school!

Barbara Tieman

September 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

Great blog on how to apply the EO roll-ons. It is good to know that I have doing the applications correctly. A very simple explanation and to the point.
Thanks :)